• Air Puff Tonometer

    Noncontact (or air-puff) tonometry does not touch your eye but uses a puff of air to flatten your cornea. This type of tonometry is not the best way to measure intraocular pressure. But it is often used as a simple way to check for high IOP and is the easiest way to test children.

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    David Mitchell, OD, discusses What is an Air Puff Tonometer
    David Mitchell, OD, discusses What is an Air Puff Tonometer
  • What is a Air Puff Tonometer

    The air puff tonometer is an instrument used to measure the internal pressure of the eye by exerting an external force on the eye.

    When the patient sits at the front end of the instrument a puff of air hits the eye, doesn't hurt but it is a little bit startling, and a printout is made of what the pressure is.

    If the pressures are high or suspicious then further testing is done to ensure there is no glaucoma.

    Presenter: Dr. David Mitchell, Optometrist, Vancouver, BC

    Now Health Network Local Practitioners: Optometrist

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